The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace is teasing the Godspeed mystery for the upcoming season 7. Additionally, Wallace says that the show will delve into current events and reflect real world social issues. All of the news was revealed during today's DC FanDome event during The Flash panel. DC was able to successfully pull off two separate days, weeks apart, though there were some technical difficulties at the start.
When asked about what DC fans can expect from The Flash season 7, Eric Wallace said, "I don't like spoilers let's just say there was a certain speedster who wore a white costume, whose clones kept showing up." He continues, "Really, Team Flash has to deal with that, but we never caught the real guy or girl. Let's just say we might find out that mystery this season." This is certainly a mystery that fans of the long-running show have wondered about for years.
Eric Wallace also spoke about The Flash season 7 in terms of how our current situation will influence the show. "The world right now is on fire. We have to look at what's around us. It definitely informs specifically Joe's story, but in a good way, and in a positive way because we need to be socially responsible as artists," said Wallace. "Yes, I love comic books, and The Flash, but I'm a person first. We have to be people first and work together to make the world a better place. I believe that that's where those changes are coming from so yeah, you'll notice some changes, definitely." Shows like The Flash and other ArrowVerse series offer an escape for viewers who are dealing with so much at the moment, and Wallace realizes that. He went on and had this to say.
"As we're working our way through Joe's wonderful story line this year, Joe gets challenged by the events of the world that are going on nowadays. Of course, in a sci-fi superhero way because we're on a superhero show. And he really rises up. I'm so proud of the character and I'm so excited for Jesse to take Joe in just a little bit of a new direction. Because Joe's a good man with a good heart. And if he sees injustice, he's not a person who turns a blind eye to it. He's a person who says something and does something."
Eric Wallace also admitted that they are into the first batch of scripts for The Flash season 7. He went on to note that the social issues will show up more towards the middle of the season, as opposed to right from the start. "It will be very obvious as Joe goes through these changes and ends up in a place that's unexpected for him, but that is honorable and very aware of today's problems from a law perspective," says Wallace. "So, it's made the storytelling for his character's story line, I think, the most exciting thing that I've been able to write for him since I've been the showrunner. I just can't wait for folks to see it."
As to when DC fans will be able to see The Flash season 7, that is unclear at the moment. It's still really difficult to get groups of people on to closed sets as the public health crisis rages on, though some studios have found safe ways to get to work. On the other hand, even with strict safety protocols, something can still go wrong. You can head over to the official DC FanDome website to check out the entire panel for The Flash.